Papaya, Solo, Single piece

Category: fresh fruit, orange, south Africa

  • The solo papaya is a smaller variety compared to other papayas. The skin of the solo papaya is thin and green, yellow. The orange flesh of the solo papaya is deliciously sweet. There are small black seeds in the middle of the fruit. Like a melon in flavor, Solo papayas are juicy and very sweet, providing a fragrant but not a musky aroma.

  • The fruit can be sliced and eaten as a snack, cubed, tossed into green salads and fruit bowls, or blended into smoothies. Round papayas can also be incorporated into soups, chopped into salsas and dressings, or dried for extended use as a chewy snack. In addition to using the fruit when ripe, papayas are sometimes utilized unripe and are sliced and mixed into salads.

  • The unripe fruits will keep for a couple of days at room temperature until ripe. Once ripe, papayas will not last for more than a couple of days. Sliced pieces of the fruit should be stored in a plastic bag and refrigerated for 2-3 days